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. good morning, maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> thank you so much for joining us on this thursday morning. it's the 29th of july. >> let's find out about our weather. >> at 5:30, we are going to take a look at maryland's most powerful doppler radar. showers to our north, have a couple sprinkles hitting around the york, pa area. in fact, we could put this one into motion and you'll notice there has been some lightning strikes. altoona getting hit. this band of showers is falling apart to our north. we could get a sprinkle on the north side this morning. we are looking around lunchtime to get our shot. 80 degrees this morning, feeling like 86. follow the wakeup window. showers and storms likely around lunchtime. it's 5:30, let's go to the roads, here is kim brown. >> a disabled vehicle, 95 southbound right as you approach the toll plaza, traffic is able to get around it really without too many issues. we are still working an accident on windsor mill road and jeffrey road. as we look around the cameras, nice steady stream of volume as you head towards 95 on the west side of the be
of the day and all our research to show how any damage from the spill affects natural resources. the maryland first lady address participants of the network to end domestic violence convention downtown. the event that took place yesterday brought together experts from state and federal agencies to discuss ways states can solve problems regarding firearms, which can also -- often turn domestic situations into deadly once. ms. o'malley says she is especially passionate about the issue after working as a state prosecutor. >> ic just the -- i see the horror and sadness that affects these families. often, it is committed in front of children. >> the group not only works to increase firearm safety but also for fair treatment of domestic violence victims by the court. ecb's new beverage tax will soon go into effect, and everyone is getting a better understanding of what is all about -- the city's new beverage tax. it is not a direct tax on consumers to buy bottles or cans soda, water, wine, beer, and liquor. instead, the tax falls on to the distributor, who can then charge the consumer a couple penn
travel, 4th of july weekend is in full swing as thousands of marylanders and the police are hitting the roads. >>> and it's looking like the heat will return just in time for the holiday. meteorologist tim williams has the details coming up in your first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this afternoon. an andrea fujii in for gigi barnett. >>> temperatures in the 60s. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >>> a little chilly, enjoy the chill. >> it's going away after the next day or so. today we'll be warming up a little more than yesterday. the nice thing is we're dealing with a dry heat, which is not something we typically get to say in this region. the humidity will build by the end of the weekend into next week we'll deal with humidity and heat as well. your forecasted to temperatures in the 60s area wide. we'll be touching the 70s quickly. we're going up to a high of close to 90 degrees, look for sunshine. a little more humidity than yesterday. dew points will be low. we'll talk about how h
now our focus on maryland traffic and weather. >> a good looking morning across maryland. drier air has moved in and in god shape for a couple of days and then there's sunday. focus on the friday forecast because we have a nice start out there. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. 50sin the mountains right now. by 9:00, low to mid-70s. really it will be a fine sunny day out there. a couple of high clouds is the big concern. lunchtime, upper 70s to low 80s. annapolis 79. 83 frederick. as we go through the afternoon we will see some temperatures, 85, 87, 88 for the high but the dry air is in place and will be around all day. >>> thank you, howard. time to get up and get going this mid friday morning. we have traffic conditions out there in maryland for you. this is connecticut and bradley. traffic lights are working again. it has been a problem all week long. right now all lights are up and running. switch to the maps and check things out on 4, 5 and 301, nice and quiet. no major incidents this morning. and finally on the beltway between university and georgia, right now everyone is m
's thunderstorms swelled the rapids to 6 feet. and the maryland state police used heat sensors to search for life and found nothing. by 9:00 p.m., it was downgraded to a recovery and still with no evidence of a driver. >>> and when the police pulled the car out of the water, it had no license on it and now, they're using vine number to determine the owner. >>> fire officials say there was no evidence that anyone was in the car. >>> and the crews recovered the body of a man in carroll county. justin oliver disappeared saturday after swimming with friends. it's illegal to swim in any of the area's reservoirs. >>> it looks like anne arundel county residents will have the final say if slots will come to the mall. a vote on the zoning measure can be held. that reversed the lower court ruling last month. the groups criticized the casino saying it would bring traffic and crime. developers said it would bring money. >>> there's a battle to keep the uss comfort in town. >> reporter: it could change port and now, a lawmakers is trying to stop that from happening. a military appropriations bill includes $01
baltimore and across maryland. had some big thunderstorms out there at times today. a lot of that activity now clearing us to the east but we will still be dealing with some rain this evening. let's take a look at where that rain is right now. maryland's most powerful radar, we have been tracking the storms here all afternoon, you can check out our latest radar picture abc2news.com off the weather page. a big storm up here toward rockville, other than that a lot of this activity has now picked to pushed to the east of baltimore. on the eastern shore from centreville up through chester town you're still getting clobbered with some pretty heavy rain here, one heavy downpour now moving toward the bel air area, you can see as i move in here, there is a pretty decent little storm here, again, just north it would appear, of bel air. so a brief heavy downpour to be encountered in that direction. let's take you to the visible satellite. clouds holding tough for now, we may see a little bit of clearing, i want to give you an early look at tomorrow. 87 or so, mostly cloudy, there will be that chance
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
's complete coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. >>> dangerous heat wave, marylanders spend another day fighting high temps. how much longer will it last. >> reporter: here's what people are talking about today. another day of intense heat and just minutes ago baltimore issued a code red for temperatures tomorrow. firefighters battled a blaze tonight and tried to keep cool with drinks and wet towels. earlier today american red cross workers made sure cooling centers were stocked with water. >>> wjz is live first morning coverage. we begin with bob. >> reporter: once again a record set today. we got up to 101. the previous record was 99. take a look at radar. temperatures just dropped down to 87. here it is 11:00 at night. dc still coming in at 91. there are some cooler readings, 7 78, 77, lots of 70s. tomorrow afternoon we are probably only get to the mid- 90s. so even though temperatures are not going to be in triple digits. we are expecting to have a very warm and more humid afternoon and guess what, we might just see a shower or thunder shower. >>> yesterday all time record 105. toda
against a maryland soldier who may risk national security. >>> if you took the northeast temperature last night, didn't go below 80, unless the sun comes up today, there it goes up again. good morning maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. it hurt to touch my steering wheel yesterday, the car was so hot. >> once it gets below 32 in the winter, i don't care, just like this in the summer. >> i totally agree with you, jamie. it hurt my hands too. i was driving like this, it wasn't good at all. like this, you see? like that? yeah, we'll be dealing with another heat wave, it'll continue. instead of the code red we had yesterday. today we have a code orange, that's sensitive for unhealthy groups. if you have asthma, lung disease, maybe heart disease, you need to limit your exposure to outdoors. along with the code orange, we have a heat advisory for today. we're definitely going to be feeling that humidity. today is going to be the last day of the triple digits, that's definitely good news. those are the changes that'll be coming into the forecast. temperatures right now coming in
chartres' drive. >> the latest poll of likely maryland voters has the governor and his opponent in a tie. 40% of voters support the former governor and 47% favor the democratic governor. that is well within the 4.5% margin of error. a similar poll gave o'malley a six point lead. >> tonight, the doors of the rehabilitation center remain closed to patients as crews tried to fix the air- conditioning system. the state moved 150 people at the center last week and this is not the first reported trouble with the facility. our reporter is live outside the facility tonight with an update. >> the state hopes to move residents back within 12 to 14 days, but not until the office of air quality determines the air-conditioning is working properly. safety concerns forced the removal of residents at 5 01 west franklin street. with temperatures outside soaring past 100 degrees last week, and a broken air conditioning system, living inside the facility became unbearable. >> we never want to put any resident or citizen at risk, especially in these temperatures we have experienced over the summer so far. >
frederick maryland and could not afford $150 team. they say he robbed and shot rrbert mock, the cab drivers shortly after reaching the city of baltimore. new trial date has not been set. >> westminster man is sentenced to 50 years for attacking a woman, with a hammer. police say paul scott went tooa tried to rape her. hit her in the heaa with a hammer, several times accorddng to police. court records indicate this was the scott 9th assault conviction. >> the power is back on for more than 700 southeast baltiiore reeidents. but neighbors say they have heard all of that from bge before. judy kurtz has new information on the search for answers to these problems. judy? >> it is off, it is on, off again. residents in patterson park never know how long they will have power. and now they want answered from bge. >> the frig may be cool. but when it comes to bge matt wade has reached the boiling point. >> frustrating is not the word any more. aggravating to get home at 5:30. and have no power, and walk the dog and then have to go find a restaurant or a bar or someplace, where you can have a meal and
'll keep us updated as you get information in. henry k with maryland transportation administration. thank you so much for that. >> of course, we'll be checking in on the story throughout the afternoon and the whole situation in silver springs, trying to make sure you could clear the wires. not just from the train tracks, but from the streets there. and of course, this is not the only issue this afternoon because power was knocked out again to thousands of area residence who just got their electricity back for the first time in days. >> the bad weather caused a part of the tree to come down in the 1900 block of 35th street in georgetown. and we're not out of the woods yet. a severe thunderstorm watch. it is still in effect. meteorologist, devon lucie in the weather center with the latest storm alert. >> reporter: yes, you know, eventually it was yesterday that you could have another possibility. unfortunately, more severe storms. that's what happens. this is a current look at live doppler 9,000. we still have a front that is well north. as we're still warm and popping out more sunshine, wi
:08. university of maryland students are digging up a whole lot off ho hostly how the owners took to fine the statue. fine the statue. >> first, a live knock, knock. hey! it's finally ready. [ female announcer ] just because a counter looks clean, doesn't mean it is clean. but with one sheet of new bounty, you'll have confidence in your clean. in this lab test, just one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface three times cleaner than the bargain brand. want confidence that your surfaces can get really clean? even with just one sheet. bring it. super durable. super absorbent. super clean. new bounty. the clean picker upper. and for huge value? try new huge roll. >> the humidity at 90%. but that's going down. wref a lot of rain in our seven-day forecast. the much needed rain we had yesterday is heading off the coast. it came just in time. the fire danger was getting high. it was welcome for sure. it kept temperatures down in the 80's. skies are beginning to clear. with the front that triggered all of that up the coast now, it's not really going to cool things off but there is a less massive
of relentless heat compou compounded by humidity. thousands in d.c., maryland and virginia found themselves without power. a busy commercial section lost power for much of the day. >> starting on the other side of 13th street, some manholes that did pop. we probably have burnt cable. we're going to splice, repair the damage. try to get it done this evening. >> reporter: harry thomas jr. says his constituents are frustrated and he and others want answers. >> we're glad they're calling an emergency hearing on this, but we're reviewing the process if place and wonder why this should happen because our most vulnerable citizens and those with health issues are now in pearl. >> reporter: he said he would like to see the city open more cooling centers. back to you. >> thanks. >>> now, veronica johnson joins us when we'll get a break. >> it's coming. just hang on. the record for today, 100 degrees. 95 at reagan national, we flirt wd the record heat again and well above the average of 88 degrees. so, 95, cooler than yesterday, but the humidity was sky high all day long. persistently high with dew po
from maryland is among the injured. and tonight terror expert have a new concern. this is the first time this militant group has carried out an attack outside somalia. >> reporter: the final minutes of the world cup association tournament in johannesburg. millions glued to television screens all over the world. in uganda, it was an opportunity for terror. three bombs ripped through bars as fans watched the match. there was no warning. >> an explosion. and then the second one went off. >> reporter: at least one american was kill in the bombings. a san diego based aid group called invisible children named him. while others were wounded. ugandan police believe a militant group from somalia with ties to al qaeda may have been responsible for the bombs. a severed head and legs indicate they were suicide attack. >> they have started using suicide bombings, they target civilians and that's on one side. they engage in conventional guerrilla war. but they are using explosives and suicide bombings. a very unpleasant form of war fare. >> reporter: last week, the commanders called for attacks a
rains falling in western maryland. ultimately, out of this line of storms, got up to 2 1/2 inches or better than of that rain. now, we advance this to 9:00, and it's still raining pretty well. it's coming into frederick, and frederick got over an inch of rain, and then the light just kind of falls apart. it's like it gets near baltimore and it says, no, i'm want going to do that. so at 3:00 this morning, we saw a few sprinkles and showers around the area. we're beginning to see a little more activity, but it's still not very heavy. the front still coming in though today. the air is loaded with moisture, so we're hoping this front will trigger locally heavy rain, at least from time to time. we'll talk about the forecast details in just a moment. >> our big story this morning, the biggest spy swap isn't he happened of the cold war has a cockeysville connection. >> a former western colonel is one of four spies released from prison in exchange for russian agents being held in the u.s. as it turns out, alexander zaporozhsky owns a home in baltimore county. david collins has the story.
at national. upper 70s down in southern maryland. look at the 50s showing up in pittsburgh and a sign of cooler drier air with us tonight and tomorrow. 68, that's right 68 in springfield and arlington. 69 rockville. 66 in great falls. what a great looking morning out there. 75 by 9:00. 82 for lunch. and driving home, 5:00 p.m., 87, dry comfortable degrees. it is 5:00 p.m. hello, patranya bhoolsuwan. >> hello, howard. keep accentuating the positive on the traffic front, as well. the accident in montgomery county, rout 29 at blackburn road is now in the clearing stages. very happy about that. elsewhere in maryland, 495 north of town we are seeing volume picking up between 95 and 270. but still moving well in both directions here. moving on to what's happening in connecticut avenue and east- west highway in chevy chase. traffic light issues there. so watch for that. in virginia, 395 looking good all the way from 495 to the 14th street bridge. same story on 95 from dumfries to the mixing bowl. smooth sailing for drivers out there. it is 5:01. back to angie. >>> another tough break for met
because the heat can cause the tracks to kink. now the maryland transit administration is extending the hours of its customer call center so that it can provide information about delays to passengers. callers can reach the hotline at 1-800-325-rail. that's 1-800-325-7245. the mta says until further notice, those phones will be staffed until 11:00 at night. >>> newly unsealed documents in the case of yeardley love reveal new evidence to the case. today a judge released the details of the search warrant outlining what police found and what was missing from several key locations. yeardley love was found dead in her charlottesville apartment in early may. police have charged george huguely, her ex-boyfriend and a uva men's lacrosse player with her murder. the search warrant states that police took swabs of red stains, most likely blood from all over love's apartment, including on sheets and the wall. they also found a note from huguely there. in huguely's apartment, the found a uva lacrosse t-shirt with a red stain on it, another note addressed to love, and a pair of shorts with his pas
are still looking for her killer. family and friends remembered her at a service last night. >>> a maryland soldier officially faces charges connected to leaking of this video in iraq t shows an apache helicopter againing down unarmed men. army specialist bradley manning is facing multiple accounts of putting national security at risk. >>> british petroleum is looking to break down the barrels of oil pouring into the gulf with bacteria. the latest attempt is an oil- eating microbe produced by a florida biotech firm. we have a report. >> they eat it as a food source. they degrade it. they take it apart molecule by molecule. >> start off with a very small concentration. >> this is one of several companies pitching a type of oil-eating back tear what to help clean up the gulf. their product is made from naturally occurring microbes that break town oil that are then concentrated, fermented and strayed on the oil, a process called bioremediation. it is commonly used to clean up toxic industrial accidents, jet fuel spills and brown fields. oil-eating bacteria was used to help clean up the alaska
with convictions. >> maryland has -- the highest paid official in the state should not be the least effective. >> bernstein was introduced today by defense a vote -- defense attorney warren brown. >> while they may seek prosecution and the surrounding desert -- jurisdictions, there is no fear of being prosecuted by the baltimore city state's attorney's office. quite frankly, they think it is a joke. >> jessamy responded to her challenge late this afternoon. >> the statistic that i'm going to refer to is the statistic that consistently says that crime is going down. >> crime has been declining since 1995 when she was first elected. greg bernstein said his goal is to work with police and not against them, an unspoken reference to the friction between jessamy's office and the police department. >> still ahead, the queen of england has returned to the united nations in new york city after 53 years. >> she was 31 years old when she first walked through the doors of the un in 1957. >> first reports show more americans are being screened for two of the leading cancer killers. millions of people are
in annapolis. 72 in manassas. frederick, maryland, you are at 79 degrees. perhaps i need to take a nap. 78 in winchester. 77 in leonardtown. here is a look at the satellite- radar for the mid-atlantic regionen the eastern united states. the main thing you will notice here is these rain showers. this is socialed with a cold front that is tracking its way eastward making us way through the northeastern and eventually through the mid-atlantic states before that front gets here. we'll warm up quite nicely into the 90s and then the front comes through. that is likely to trigger some showers and thunderstorms as it is already doing all up and down that front. your forecast for washington for today then looks like this. some early sunshine but afternoon clouds. showers and thunderstorms are likely today. some of them could be strong. 93degrees for your high. for your five-day forecast, sweet relief tomorrow after the cold front comes through. cooler air, drier air, temperatures at or below normal. how often have we been able to say that, at or below normal. tomorrow, 87 degrees. mostly sunny on s
on him during a traffic stop in maryland last year. now thanks to a plea deal, west will stay out of jail but he won't stay out from under court supervision. derek ward is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: it started with a traffic stop on the beltway near route 214 on september 17th of last year. prince george's county said that he was driving his three-wheel motorcycle recklessly. when he was pulled over, eltd officers he was armed. he called for back-up. when they searched west and his vehicle, they found three loaded weapons, a loaded remmington shotgun and a guitar case. a .9 millimeter about a rhetta. he had a knife. a guilty plea on weapons and reckless driving charges got west two years probation and eight months home detention. >> i wanted to make sure he was treated the same way any other defendant would be treated in coming through the courthouse here. that's pretty much what people get for this kind of offense. >> reporter: west's attorney said the nba star was moving the weapons from a home he shares with his mother in ft. washington to one he owns in brandyw
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. >> sue, see you in a bit. >>> these broiling temperatures have power companies in d.c., maryland and virginia asking people to conserve energy. air conditioners, fans and they are concerned about power outages. tom fitzgerald continues the team coverage from inside the control room of one of those companies. >> reporter: well, the northern virginia electric cooperative serves 144,000 customers in six northern virginia counties. all of this extreme heat created an extreme demand for energy and it's creating here what they are calling an emergency event. here inside the power grid control room, the alarms are nonstop. >> it will not be as much drag on our system. that's another alarm. >> reporter: priscilla knight has been pleading with customers to cut back on electricity. >> we are asking everyone to cooperate. >> reporter: that will be key in avoiding power outages. engineers are fighting hard to avoid. how big of a demand are you facing? >> our demand is higher than what we have seen probably ever. >> reporter: larry's control screens are showing some areas of the power grid en
. >> paramedics rushed the baby to gbmc where the child is underr3 doctor's carr but in the custody of maryland social services. for now, no charges have been filed. >> baltimore county police are also looking for a sexual predator in woodlawn. theee have been four incidents since june. a sketch of the attacker is plastered on mailboxes. in one caae he broke into a home wearing nothing but a t-shirt and socks. in another innident the female victim hit him ovvr the head and got away. >> as soon as i seen the picture on the mail box i was one. i would nottgo outside. locked my doors. i was completely terrified. >> his eyes freak me out. they just scare me. and he looks like he is up toono good. >> victiis helpee police come up with the sketch. >> princc george's jury indicts a maryland man that is a methodical serial killer. jason scott of upper marlboro is charged two counts of murder. accused of killing a mother and the two women were found inna burning car that was stolen. the killings are linked to a january 2009 slayyng of another mother and daughter. ttey were both found shot to death insi
are down in the 60s and 50sin the mountains while we sit at 74 and a stickier 77 down in southern maryland. the 75 degrees with sunshine at 9:00, lower humidity levels today. 82 for lunchtime and a high of 7. a gorgeous july day ahead. patranya bhoolsuwan? >> goodgood morning, howard and everybody. liking the nice weather out there. first we have to get through the morning commute. we had an accident at montgomery county route 29, closed in both directions. the icon disappeared but it might be out there so watch out in that direction of montgomery county. head to the outer loop of the capital beltway from 95 to 270, everybody is at speed and no problems to report out here. chevy chase, we have traffic lights out. we don't have that icon either but it is supposed to be in this area, connecticut at east- west highway in chevy chase. most of the traffic light problems in montgomery county have been fixed but now we have this intersection now. 395, from 495 to the 14th street bridge, everyone is moving well without any incidents and everyone looks in good shape. good road conditions as well. >
that stretch from northeastern maryland right down to near chestertown and just about 20 miles to the west of oxford and st. michael's. there is another cluster of some showers and thundershowers near the blackwater national wildlife refuge just to the southeast of cambridge. those two are heading off to the west and will be crossing the bay in another hour or so. if they hold together, they will be moving into anne arundel and calvert and st. mary's counties and perhaps up toward baltimore in about another two hours, it appears, is the timing right now. the temperatures are in the mid-80s from washington and all around the suburbs around the beltway. prince george's county, arlington, fairfax and montgomery in the low to mid-80s, right near the bay with the wind coming in, it's near 80 degrees. right now, ocean city is at 83. the dew point is 78. that is oppressive humidity. our dew point is ten degrees cooler. it is still rather humid even at 68. theirs is 78 at ocean city. right now, out of the mountains, in the low 80s there, not quite as humid in western maryland and much of west virg
's what people are talking about. >> severe storms blew through maryland today. and more are coming through right now. the afternoon storm earlier today, about 1:30, brought high winds, heavy rain, and lightning to north baltimore. outside right now, it is still so steamy, and no new storms are tearing through right now. you can tell some of the clouds. meteorologist tim williams is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. tim? >> let's go right to first warning live doppler radar. just within the last 30 seconds, the highlighted area you see in the center of your scream is a thunderstorm warning in effect until 4:45. very strong storms have been rolling through the region. and when they come through, they bring torrential downpours, really drenching rains and gusting winds. and very, very strong storms at least for a short time. then they move on out. sitting down near vienna and cambridge. and salisbury, very strong storms. this is going to be the case this afternoon. take a look at your watches and warnings. take a look at the highlighted area. a severe thunderstorm
cloudiness. upper 60s to around 70s. eastern shore now, the mid 70s, the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. at many locations, they have dipped into the upper 50s and it's not very humid there. over the last 12 hours, we've had showers and thunder showers to the west of washington. those have dissipated. we have low clouds lingering east of the ridge this morning. a little bit of sunshine in and out, partly sunny. hot and humid. highs reaching the low 90s. there's a chance of a late shower tonight and around tomorrow. tomorrow, unfortunately some storms tomorrow could be severe with some of the damaging winds. highs in the mid 90s to be followed by higher humid and cooler temperatures. >>> looking pretty good right on the wilson bridge. however, authorities are dealing with an accident outer loop at van dorn street. let's head over and see how we're doing. headed to the bay bridge or those of you on the eastern shore through annapolis right now. as just mentioned, restoration continues. we still have a lot of traffic lights out around the area. we'll keep it updated. >> t
george's, arlington and fairfax county and eastern shore mid-70s. in the mountains of western maryland woe're in the mid-60s. we've had the showers and thundershowers exiting the area coming from an area of low pressure that is rotating east of cape hatteras at that time and giving us an easterly flow. it's still going to be humid, reaching 90 or so. we have a small chance of an afternoon thundershower. greater chance later tonight. jerry, how's the traffic? >> very quiet start to the friday morning commute, along 270 southbound from germantown past rockville to the split, starting off quietly. in northern virginia, 95 northbound up to 395, moving along without delay. pretty light volume so far. >> thanks, very much. it's been 12 days since vanessa pham was found in her wrecked overturned car. police have no motive or suspects. officers are reaching out to the community for help. darcy spencer reports. >> reporter: fairfax county police go door to door distributing flyers in the vanessa pham murder investigation. she was found dead in her car a week and a half ago. police are going to
certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> stormy afternoon but we needed that rain. >> that's the thing kelly. certainly we saw some lightning damage, earlier, downed trees i'm sure. but we were at such a deficit, even with the rain we've got saturday, we were 2 1/2" behind in most areas. we needed it, we've got it, one day unsettled with showers, and going to change for the better going into mid-week if you like the sunshine. >> most of us do. >> we also want to watch the lawn go from tan to green. >> can't have it all. >> let's look at wet roads in the inner harbor. vic conditions, a lot of storm runoff as well throughout the afternoon, this heavy downpour is creating some briefly flooded roads actually in some of the urban runoff areas. 74 the current temp. that's a beautiful cy effect of a passing round of showers and storms on a july day. earlier we were up close to 90 in most spots, show you those in just a second. but i do want to show you a couple of shots across the area, relatively cloudy and murky out there at the inner harbor, tak
goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good publ information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right to this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the ified command, because it soundsto me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. but when i got, ther
>>> that's it for news 4 at 5:00. >> news 4 at 6:00 starts right now. >>> a maryland man behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a teenager he met on myspace. >>> crews work to go clean up thes massive oil leak say a new cap could contain the spill within the next few days. >>> hundreds of northern virginia residents upset by the decision to close an 80-year-old lemt tar school. but first tonight at 6:00, the largest spy swap between the united states and russia since the cold war is now complete. good evening, everybody. >> the u.s. traded ten arrested russian spies for four people convicted of betraying moscow to the west. about 30 minutes ago, a charter plane carrying the spies swapped landed at dulles international airport here. this is the live picture from our chopper 4. we'll have a live report from dulles in just a moment, but we begin with nbc's martin fletcher. >> reporter: it was the quickest spy swap experts can remember. arranged in a matter of days to quickly end an embarrassing spy scandal between the united states and russia. russia didn't want the embarrassme
a little volume northbound as you commute north to springfield. maryland, so far so good. american legion bridge, outer loop, inner loop, all is well. joe, pat? >> thanks very much, jerry. >>> well, with just a day left in july, it's already become the deadliest month for u.s. forces in afghanistan. overnight, we learned three more u.s. service members have been killed. a nato statement released earl i didn't this morning says the measures died in two separate blasts. those three deaths bring the u.s. death toll in afghanistan to at least 63 according to the associated press. that's the largest number in one month in the history of the nearly nine year war. >>> we're following a developing story out of california this morning. that's where firefighters are trying to get a handle on a blaze it that has scorched more than 2,000 acres overnight in los angeles county. the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon and quickly spread over seven square miles. about 1200 homes were under a mandatory evacuation orders last night, but so far none of the homes has been damaged. another massive fire near t
western maryland. rainfall chances will linger here through the morning hours at least. about lunchtime today that area of low pressure should start to make good progress out of the area. after about noontime the showers will be lifting on out and the rain showers will go away with them. what we'll say for the forecast, morning clouds and showers, afternoon clearing, warm and humid, mid-90s and sunshine return for tomorrow and for friday. we're almost done with the rain. wet roads for the morning commute. >> good morning, everyone. the capitol beltway could be troublesome in virginia between springfield and i-66. a couple of spots along braddock road and i-66, look out for high water. any construction zones where the jersey walls are up probably will not drain well so we'll watch it carefully. elsewhere we'll see where your commute is going down the i-270 spur. so far so good but plenty of road spray so be very cautious. >> have your walking shoes ready this morning if you have to use the dupont circle metro station. some of the escalators may still not be working. crewed worked through
time. >>> a frederick county, maryland family is battling cancer and they want other cancer patients to come forward. the family wants to know if fort detrick, just outside of the city of frederick, is causing cancer through environmental pollution. gary reports they have scheduled a town meeting this weekend in order to gather information. >> sit on this couch right here. >> reporter: debra cross is only 52. >> in january, i just started to feel bad with my back. >> reporter: after the tests. >> i saw my left kidney was totally, you know, one big tumor. and then they saw it had metastasized. >> reporter: she lived for ten years with her family near fort detrick's area b. a history of contamination, millions spent to clean it up. >> my daughter passed away two years ago from a brain tumor. >> reporter: and daughter angie is fighting a brain tumor. >> these things pop up within two years of each other. >> she contacted classmates from frederick high. >> a lot of my friends are being serious cancers. >> i was diagnosed with nonhodgkin's lymphoma when i was 26 years old. >> reporter: th
and the food goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good public information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right to this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the unified command, because it sounds, to me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. bu
miles from here in rockville, maryland and we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland virginia west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion, they thought it was a plane or a truck, and we each hadven had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. nobody had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. again, the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington thanks. harry? >>> okay erica, now to the latest in the disaster in the gulf, where there is reason for hope this morning that oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown-out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new conta
back to you. >> the boy accused of beating a teacher to death at maryland youth facility has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted rape. 65-year-old anna willy was killed back in february, the suspect was a student at the youth detention facility just 13 years old at the time prosecutors filed papers. >>> there are new details about the man killing a mother and daughter and suspected in another mother/daughter murder. we're now learning he's suspected in multiple home invasions. one victim a martial arts expert. the evidence is helping the police. >>> a police stand off underway for now more than 13 hours. it started at 5:30 yesterday afternoon with a domestic dispute. then a gunman walked in and opened fire out the window. he ran into the window. then hold up in a room and fired out the window as swot teams secured. police continued to wait out the suspect. >>> it was a bit of drama in city hall as police chase came to an end with two robbery suspects crashed that care right into a retaining wall and then somebody got inside t
years for a drive-by. >>> and charges in the death of a maryland dentist. dr. row was beaten to death in his office. police say two suspects were in the middle of robbing the dentist when they killed him. one worked at the dentist. they were arraigned last week. >>> and a arrest warren issued for a cab driver accused of raping a girl. we have more details. >> having family and kids, i was shocked. >> reporter: the general manager of regency cab, a country with a -- a company with a contract to pick up metro customers is having trouble with the allegations against one of his cabbies. a woman passenger said the driver raped her after picking her up from an adult day care facility last week. his boss wasted no time in taking action. >> around 4:30, this gentleman doesn't work any more for this company. >> reporter: he said the driver passed a background check and has gone through two training sessions since being hired in january. >> we don't know yes. it is accusation. we don't know if he's guilty. >> reporter: he'll face charges of second-degree grape -- rape and two counts of assault.
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are already in the low to mid-80s. 86 in frederick, maryland. 81 in fairfax and arlington. our forecast today will be a new record high temperature, 101 here in washington. some cooling thunderstorms late tomorrow. >>> it was quite a week in washington politics with veteran new york congressman charles rangel getting toward face ethics charges in the house and the story that dominated the headline it is this week, the embarrassing on us ter of agriculture official shirley sherrod. for more on this, we turn to cnbc walk correspondent. the president would have liked to talk about financial reform, but we weren't talking about that. how badly did that hurt him? >> this is the week that the president struggled with the news cycle. he's had a lot of unfortunate incidents where the stories crop up and the washington struggles to contain them over the course of the week with the sherrod mess earlier in the week, the white house really did not distinguish itself as they were forced to apologize. the president had to make a call. all of that interrupted a news cycle in which the president really wante
in brandywine, maryland. his mother objected to having the guns around. still transporting load asked concealed weapons is a claim in prince george's county. after a guilty plea today, he is sentenced to two years no pro-bags and month months supervised detention. he will have to wear an ankle bracelet. >>> way the sentencings take place in this courthouse and under the guidelines of the state, this is about what everybody gets. >> i'm ready to get on with my career. put this behind me. i look forward to doing positive things on the court and most likely, my biggest contributions are going to come off the court. >> reporter: he is ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. he told the court, his youth mentoring that he's already been doing. and he apologized for his actions, noting he realized because he was an athlete, many young people placed him high on a pedestal. he is ordered to undergo psychological counseling and treatment. >> reporter: after his apology, the judge said he had talked himself out of a third year probation. >>> today a federal judge in phoenix heard the first of se
a swelterring june there have been six heat high related deaths in maryland. four heat-related deaths in pennsylvania, three in virginia and one in washington, d.c. if you're going to be out in the heat, make sure you're rehydrating and not staying out too long. if you have have a tennis match to play, take plenty of breaks. if you can get a breeze going, get in front of a fan. >> reporter: also interesting to note, with this heat wave the humidity will lag. so right now while it's hot, as the week goes on, it will be both hot and humid. erica? >> jeff, thanks so much. something to look forward to. >> reporter: exactly. >> stay cool, jeff. thanks. >> now to the ongoing efforts in afghanistan where general david petraeus is officially in charge of u.s. and nato forces. meanwhile in washington, the war is coming up a barrage of criticism from the left and right. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. it's been a rough couple of months. the president has a lot of problems on his hand, the oil spi
report on this coming up at 6:00. >>> charges have been dropped against three university of maryland students arrested in the off-campus mala lay in march. the students were charged with disorderly conduct for their part in the post-duke game riot. thousands of kids poured in to the streets of college park. a total of 28 were arrested. the students, david markham, steven harvey and brandon johnson have been cleared. >>> a controversial decision in fairfax county after months of opposition, the school board voted to, in fact, close clifton elementary school at the end of next year. the county cited the $11 million cost it would take to renovate the smallest school building. people in clifton are upset because it is the town's only school. kids might be sent to surrounding schools or the board could choose to build a new building nearby. >>> the cost of traveling overseas is about to get higher. passport fees are going up $110 for adults. that's a $35 increase. the minors under age 16 passports will cost $85, a $20 hike. and fees will also increase for visas. >>> when it comes to cell
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shower going off in charles county and then as we go over to southern maryland those are pushing down to the south and southeast. let's go to the next three days. take a look at this. 87. beautiful. 86 and even better on saturday. then we get a little bit more humidity on sunday and maybe some rain showers here and there. evening forecast we have the thunderstorms, the last of them. we went down through the 80s overnight here tonight. this is where we start to cool off. dry out. temperatures down into the 60s in many cases northwest to west. 72 downtown for a low. then we're back up through the 70s and then we'll end up in the mid to upper 80s. a little warm. it's right where we should be this time of the year but it's definitely a lot dryer than it's been. we'll show you that. 81 baltimore. 73 at hagerstown. there is the cooler air coming in. dew points, when the dew points are upwards of 70 to 75, it is really disgustingly humid. we get a good look at the dryer air that is now starting to spill in. high dew points, high humidity still from washington south. but look at the 50-degree
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